Provides guidance for state leaders on how they can promote education reform through strategic alliances with educators, business leaders, and communities. Includes examples of leaders who have taken different approaches to school improvement.
- Observation: "Education governors" should be thoroughly informed by current research and best practices.
- Observation: They should formulate a cohesive policy agenda, use data, examine the landscape for emerging issues, and clearly set out priorities.
- Observation: Governors should use the bully pulpit and political levers to solidify public support, build coalitions, and position themselves as the driving leaders.
- Observation: They engage stakeholders in the design and implementation of their agenda and manage how and when to proceed with new policy initiatives.